The Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize

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December 6, 2017

The Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize supports ArtCenter’s developing curriculum in comprehensive design and will foster in students, faculty and staff recognition of environmental responsibility and a commitment to social good.


The Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize consists of three prizes, awarded annually:

1st Place Prize-$15,000

2nd Place Prize-$10,000

3rd Place Prize-$5,000

Prizes shall be distributed as scholarship funds applied directly to the winning students’ accounts at ArtCenter and must be applied to tuition within one year after receiving the award.


To be considered for the Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize students shall complete an application. Students from all undergraduate disciplines with active enrollment status are eligible to apply. Students who have filed for an official Leave of Absence are also eligible to apply for a Denhart Prize. After reviewing applications, a selection committee will identify semi-finalists. These students will be asked to provide additional information.


The winners will demonstrate the most impactful concepts and/or projects that promote and innovate in the areas of social, environmental and/or economic sustainability. Students will be judged on their abilities to present new, exciting, holistic steps forward for art and design.

Concepts and work may be in the field of art, design, communication, systems programs or initiatives. They may range from a carefully considered idea to a fully realized project, and must be conveyed in an compelling and thoughtful way. At its core the work should speak to the principles of sustainable development by addressing the needs and aspirations of present generations, while recognizing the earth on whom future generations depend.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, Thursday, December 21:

Download Application here.

Should you have any questions about the Denhart Prize, please contact:

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm at

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